It only took filmmaker Jim Strouse three months in New York City to fall in love. He moved here from Indiana straight out of college, and for years after, he and his girlfriend had the perfect arty bohemian relationship. They made films together, they made kids together—it was all happening.
But then suddenly it wasn’t. Read More
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Last night Atlantic Media chairman David Bradley had a couple dozen of New York’s non-fashion elite to dinner at Eleven Madison Park, kicking off a new monthly series that aims to capture the engagement with Atlantic cover stories demonstrated online by Facebook recommendations in a more intimate, in-person format.
Unlike the ill-fated salons proposed by The Washington Post in 2009, lobbyists can’t buy a seat at these off-the-record dinners; The Atlantic picked up the tab. The aim of the series, which may move to Los Angeles, Chicago, Silicon Valley, or Washington, D.C., depending on the cover story’s content, appears more earnest.
Amid reports that Rachael Weisz is buying a new place in Soho with her new man, Daniel Craig, it seems that she’s closing the door on another piece of property from her past. According to city records, Ms. Weisz has just sold her old home, a townhouse in the village. The buyer? Her ex, Brooklyn Read More
“The fucking Ziegfeld!” Darren Aronofsky blustered as soon as he could get his hands on the microphone. The excitement was merited: Aronofsky, director of enormously hyped potential Oscar darling Black Swan, was premiering his film at the gold standard of New York movie pavilions. It was also something of a homecoming (“Brooklyn, what up!” he Read More
As part of his increasingly sports-themed mayoral campaign, Anthony Weiner is not only screening the sports-themed movie The Wrestler at his fund-raiser tonight, he's getting the director to show up.
The invitation notes there will be a Q&A with Darren Aronofsky after the film. (My question would be: “What wrestler Read More
Running time 109 minutes
Written by Robert D. Siegel
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Starring Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood
Talk about comebacks. In The Wrestler, a post-Rocky look at a junked-out, has-been fighter who won’t leave the ring even though he’s long past his prime, Mickey Read More
"My personal theory is that she’s something that they can’t grasp," CBS News commentator-turned-McCain advisor Nicolle Wallace tells Felix Gillette of Sarah Palin. "They don’t know how to process her. She is beautiful, accomplished, successful, pro-gun and pro-life. They’ve never seen all those things in one package. She totally disorients many in the liberal Read More
Darren Aronofsky was a serious young man, a nature boy. He grew up in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, where the beaches were beautiful but cluttered with trash. His interest in the environment took him to Alaska to study the behavior of seals.
“There was a moment, we were kayaking around,” he said Read More
So far, everyone we know at this year’s Toronto Film Festival has been kvetching about how many movies there are to see, how many places in that Canadian city there are to roam (and how annoying all that Canadian niceness gets after a few days!), and the madness surrounding anything Brad Pitt (for Rex Reed’s Read More
Not much to give thanks for this Thanksgiving, but it’s a good time to play catch-up. Whatever you do this holiday season, if anyone recommends a dirge called The Fountain, take them off your Christmas list. I don’t care what a movie is about, but I have one rule that never changes: It has to Read More